Embassy Hosts Traditional Ramadan Iftar for Gambian Community

The United States Ambassador to The Gambia, C. Patricia Alsup, on June 15, hosted at her residence, the Mission’s traditional Iftar (fast break) and dinner.  The event brought together faith and political leaders, including the Overseer of the Office of the Vice President, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Imam Ratib of Banjul and Gambia Supreme Islamic Council Vice President.

Speeches by Ambassador Alsup, Chairman of Banjul Muslim Elders’ Committee, prominent human rights defender, Imam Baba Leigh and SIC Vice President emphasized the greater need for peace and co-existence among people of different faiths.